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By Maria Nikolajeva

As undergraduate and graduate classes in kid's literature turn into extra proven and various, there's an extreme want for a textbook that provides aesthetic instead of academic techniques to kid's literature. This paintings fills that void through delivering scholars of kid's literature with a understandable and easy-to-use analytical instrument package, exhibiting via concrete demonstration how every one device may top be used.

The chapters are geared up round standard and simply well-known beneficial properties of literary texts (e.g. writer, style, character). Theoretical matters are illustrated by way of particular texts from the North American kid's literature canon. The publication explores the actual aesthetics of kid's fiction and the methods severe conception might be utilized to kid's texts, whereas closing obtainable to a school readership with out previous really good wisdom of literary thought. every one bankruptcy features a brief creation to a particular theoretical procedure (e.g. semiotics, feminist, psychoanalytic), an instance of its program to a literary textual content, a few actions (study questions, examining exercises), and recommendations for additional explorations.

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